File:Constudoverbrain.png|right|thumb|300px|Human brain in the coronal orientation. Amygdalae are shown in dark red.
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, from Greek language|Greek
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[[http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=amygdala amygdala – Definitions from Dictionary.com]]
) are two almond-shaped groups of nucleus (neuroanatomy)|nuclei
located deep and Lateral and medial|medially
within the temporal lobe
s of the brain in complex vertebrates, including humans.
Shown in research to perform a primary role in the processing of memory
, and emotions|emotional reactions
, the amygdalae are considered part of the limbic system